This post was last updated on April 11th, 2017 at 08:09 am
Are you residing in Arizona? Have you been considering a career in welding? This article includes information on what you can expect to earn, and where you can expect to learn welding in Arizona. These schools provide classes in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) as well as conventional pipe welding, making sure you receive the right training. Not only industrial welders, but also artists such as sculptors can broaden their ability and skill with programs such as these.
The median hourly wage for welders in Arizona is $17.93. The various hourly wages typically varies from $12.03 to about $31.48 per hour. Welders earn a median salary of approximately $37,290 per year. The average salary of welders in Arizona varies from approximately $25,020 to about $65,470. This does not include bonuses and benefit information and other factors which affect base pay.
Two of the highest paying employers are gas and electrical utilities, at $59,620 and $61,110 respectively. A majority of the employers are in the manufacturing and construction sectors, where pay averages around $35,000 to $37,000 per year.
However, the salary for a welder usually varies based on a number of factors which include industry, location, company size, the level of education, and years of experience.
Welding certification is expected by most contractors; most people prepare for the certification exams through a program approved by the American Welding Society. Graduates of these programs more easily find job opportunities waiting for them after completing their training.
As of 2015, welding provided job opportunities for about 4,160 individuals in Arizona. Looking at 2017, new job openings of about 260 have already been projected, taking the total available welding jobs to 4,420. With a percentage increase of 6.3, the average annual job opening is around 250.
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) are three main areas of welding expertise, and learning there will give you a much better chance of getting a job.
If you choose a career as a welder, there are broad opportunities for specialization and the type of industry where you work. Of course, opportunity and income are among the most important aspects – and welding in California offers a fair share of these. Above all, though, it’s a great career to pursue if you like the idea of hard but rewarding work where you can see the results right away.
|Arizona Automotive Institute Combination Welding Program||6829 N 46th Ave Glendale, AZ 85301||(800) 321 5861|
|Central Arizona College Welder Program-Signal Peak Campus||8470 N. Overfield Road Coolidge, AZ 85128||(520) 494 5444|
|Arizona Western College Welder Program||281 W. 24th Street Yuma, AZ 85365||(928) 344 7567||2 Year College, CTE|
|Northland Pioneer College Welding Program|
Show Low – White Mountain Campus
|1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, Show Low Arizona 85901||(928) 532 6111|
|Arizona Western College- Iwt||2020 S Ave 8 E, Yuma, AZ 85365||(928) 317 6000|
|Cochise College - Sierra Vista||901 North Colombo Avenue, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635||(800) 966 7943||2 Year College|
|Northland Pioneer College – Painted Desert Campus||2251 N. Navajo Boulevard, Holbrook, AZ 86025, United States||(800) 266 7845|
|Red Mountain High School||7301 E. Brown Rd, Mesa, AZ 85207, United States||(480) 472 8000||High School|
|River Valley High School||2250 Laguna Rd, Mohave Valley, AZ 86440, United States||(928) 788 1548||High School|
|Skyline High School||845 S. Crimson, Mesa, AZ 85208, United States||(480) 472 9400||High School|
|Mesa Community College||1630 East Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85204||(480) 482 5900||High School|
|Mohave Community College||1971 Jagerson Ave, Kingman, AZ 86409||(928) 692 3012||2 Year College, CTE|
|Northern Arizona Vocational Institute Of Technology||Northland Pioneer College, P.O. Box 610, Holbrook AZ 86025||(800) 266 7845||2 Year College|
|Tucson High Magnet School||400 N 2nd Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705||(520) 225 5000||High School|
|Yavapai Community College||1100 E. Sheldon St, Prescott, AZ 86301||(928) 445 7300||2 Year College|
|Ash Fork High School||46999 N. 5th St., Ash Fork, AZ 86320||(928) 637 2561||High School|
|Camp Verde High School – Agriculture Welding||1326 N Montezuma Castle Hwy, Camp Verde, AZ 86322||(928) 203 2659||High School|
|Cholla High Magnet School||2001 West Star Pass Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85713||(520) 225 4000||High School|
|Cortez High School||8828 North 31st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051||(623) 915 8200||High School|
|Dobson High School||1501 West Guadalupe Road, Mesa, AZ 85202||(480) 472 3000||High School|
|East Valley Institute of Technology||1601 West Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201||(480) 461 4000||CTE|
|Flagstaff High School||400 W. Elm, Flagstaff, AZ 86001||(928) 773 8100||High School|
|Ganado High School||P.O. Box 1757, Ganado, AZ 86505||(928) 755 1548||High School|
|Holbrook High School||1000 N 8th Ave, Holbrook, AZ 86025||(928) 524 2815||High School|
|Kofa High School||3100 Ave A, Yuma, AZ 85364||(928) 726 5750||High School|
|Maricopa High School||45012 W. Honeycutt Avenue, Maricopa, AZ 85139||(520) 568 8100||High School|
|Maricopa Skill Center||1245 East Buckeye Road, Phoenix, AZ 85034||(602) 238 4300||CTE|
|Mingus Union High School||1801 E. Fir St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326||(928) 634 7531||High School|
|Mountain View High||2700 E Brown Rd, Mesa, AZ 85213||(480) 472 7165||High School|
|MUSD District 6 – Marana High School||1200 W Emigh Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743||(520) 616 6314||High School|
|Westwood High School||945 W 8th St, Mesa, AZ 85201||(480) 472 4639||High School|
|White Cone High School||P.O. Box 367, Mile Post 31.2 – Hwy 77, Keams Canyon, AZ 86034||(928) 654 3950||High School|